31st annual Marin Show: Art of the Americas brings together the passion of the country’s top dealers and artists, with collectors, and those interested in exploring the rich cultures of the Americas. Exhibited art includes jewelry, textiles, baskets, pottery, beadwork, sculpture, photography, paintings, books, and more, offering quality material for first time buyers and seasoned collectors.
2015 highlights include:
A special exhibit and symposium titled “Yesterday and Today” produced by the California Indian Basketweavers’ Association (CIBA) in association with the California Academy of Sciences. A major traveling exhibition of California Indian basketry, “Yesterday and Today” will compare 150 historic – seldom displayed – California Indian baskets from the Collection of the California Academy of Sciences with 45 contemporary baskets created by CIBA Master Weavers, demonstrating that California Indian basketry is the finest art ever produced in our state.
Lecture: “The Creative Miracle of Eskimo and Inuit Art…from 2,500 years ago to the Present,” will be presented by the Friends of Ethnic Art, featuring Roslyn Tunis, Consulting Curator at the de Young Fine Arts Museum and Nelson H. Graburn, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, Curator Emeritus at the Heard Museum. They will discuss the history of Eskimo art through the explosion of Inuit art in the 1940s and 1950s. This lecture will take place Sunday, February 22, at the Marin Center.
Book signing: In Search of Nampeyo: The Early Years, 1876-1892 by Steve Elmore, presents a unified view of the early life and work of the famed Hopi potter, Nampeyo.
Tickets are $15 general admission and includes Sunday, February 22 lecture – available at the door. Tickets are $35.00 for opening night preview (Friday, February 20) and will benefit Homeward Bound of Marin County – available at the door. Visit www.marinshow.com for more information or call 310-822-9145. Tickets for Yesterday & Today: The Symposium are $75 for one day, $120 for both, and includes lunch with the presenters. CIBA Members: One Day $60 – Both Days $100. Registration details: 530-668-1332 or www.ciba.org